Judge Gently
Author unknown

Pray don't find fault with the person who limps or stumbles along the road, unless you have worn the shoes they have worn, or struggled beneath their load.

There may be tacks in the shoes that hurt, though hidden from view, or the burden they bear…placed on your back might cause you to stumble too.

Don't sneer at the person who's down today, unless you have felt the blow that caused their fall, or felt the shame that only the fallen know.

You may be strong today, but still the blows that were theirs…if dealt to you, in the selfsame way or the selfsame time…might cause you to stagger too.

Don't be harsh with the person who sins…or pelt them with word or stone unless you are sure…yea, doubly sure that you have no sins of your own!

For you know…perhaps if the tempters voice should whisper as softly to you as it did to them, when they went astray…it just might cause you to falter too.

 

May God Bless you all.
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